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Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters

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In this video William Edsall, HPC Lead Analyst at Dow Chemical, shares his thoughts on why HPC matters and why young people should aspire to careers in high performance computing.

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

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Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.

How Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tops the Agenda

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is coming of age, highlighted by a report from market researchers Frost and Sullivan and a conference on the topic to be held in February.

Using the Titan Supercomputer to find Alternatives to Rare Earth Magnets

Simulations could uncover competitive substitutes for these super strong magnets

Over at ORNL, Katie Elyce Jones writes that the US Department of Energy (DOE) is mining for alternatives to rare earth magnetic material, an obviously scarce resource. For manufacturers of electric motors and other devices, procuring these materials involves environmental concerns from mining rare earth metals, their costs, and an unpredictable supply chain.

Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Why Innovation Shouldn’t be a Dirty Secret

Richard Holland

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Richard Holland from the Pistoia Alliance considers how even competitors can work together to lower the barriers to innovation, without giving away their commercial secrets.

Pros and Cons of HPC Virtualization

Deepak Khosla, President, X-ISS

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, X-ISS President Deepak Khosla argues that while enterprise computing makes extensive use of virtualization, it could make a big difference in HPC as well if it is introduced properly.

How Altair’s Display Manager Saves Workflow Time at Ping Golf

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“Display Manager is our most significant functionality update since the move to HPC itself,” said Eric Morales, Engineer and Design Analyst at Ping Golf. “In most cases we are saving a full day of time or more. We get instant feedback, make the change and have enough time to view the results of those changes the same day. Before the upgrade we wouldn’t get those results until mid to late morning the next day, and wouldn’t get the updated structure until end of the next day. Display Manager has greatly improved the speed and efficiency of our process.”

Ping Golf Optimizes Finite Element Analysis with Hyperworks

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“We started using finite element analysis along with computational fluid dynamics, and we really needed a good tool that could work with all different kinds of software, and Altair really has those tools that are multi-functional across different software.”

Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance

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Designed specifically for remote and small office environments, the Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance, which is also based on Intel Xeon processors, integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a single compact chassis with office-optimized dimensions, acoustics and security.